Thursday, April 11, 2019
How they were built: New York Mets
The Mets are back to contention, thanks to a great offseason by new GM Brodie Van Wagenen. They still have their young core that is now breaking even further into the big leagues. This is how they were built.
Ramos signed a two year deal with the Mets in December.
d'Arnaud was acquired in December 2012 from the Blue Jays with Noah Syndergaard, John Buck and Wuilmer Becerra for RA Dickey, Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas.
Alonso was a second round pick in the 2016 draft.
Cano was acquired in December with Edwin Diaz and cash from the Mariners for Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, Jarred Kelenic, Justin Dunn and Gerson Bautista.
Rosario signed as an amateur free agent in July 2012.
McNeil was drafted in the 12th round of the 2013 draft.
Smith was drafted 11th overall in the 2013 draft.
Davis was acquired in January with Cody Bohanek from the Astros for Luis Santana, Scott Manea and Ross Adolph.
Guillorme was drafted in the 10th round of the 2013 draft.
Nimmo was drafted 13th overall in 2011.
Conforto was drafted 10th overall in the 2014 draft.
Lagares signed as an amateur free agent in May 2006.
Broxton was acquired from the Brewers in January for Bobby Wahl, Adam Hill and Felix Valerio.
deGrom was drafted in the 9th round of the 2010 draft.
Syndergaard was acquired in December 2012 from the Blue Jays with Travis d'Arnaud, John Buck and Wuilmer Becerra for RA Dickey, Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas.
Wheeler was acquired from the Giants in July 2011 for Carlos Beltran and cash.
Matz was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2009 draft.
Vargas signed a two year deal with an option for 2020 in February 2018.
Oswalt was drafted in the 7th round of the 2012 draft.
Avilan signed with the Mets in January.
Gsellman was drafted in the 13th round of the 2011 draft.
Wilson signed a two year deal with the Mets in January.
Lugo was drafted in the 34th round in 2011.
Familia signed a three year deal with the Mets in December.
Diaz was acquired in December with Robinson Cano and cash from the Mariners for Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, Jarred Kelenic, Justin Dunn and Gerson Bautista.
Frazier signed a two year deal with the Mets in February 2018.
Lowrie signed a two year deal in January.
Cespedes was acquired from the Tigers in July 2015 for Luis Cessa and Michael Fulmer.